Fun & Games
IS IT SAFE TO GET BACK IN THE WATER?
Psychologists tell us that the movie JAWS has had more of a psychological impact on us than almost any other movie, EVER. This “Terror of the Silver Screen,” along with fake Photoshop images on the Internet, have perpetuated the phobia in all of us. So how safe is it, really? Here are some facts:
In the year 2000, 85 people were bitten by sharks, and 12 of them were killed. In that same year, in New York City alone, 1,600 people were bitten by other people!
“Coconuts kill around 150 people worldwide each year, which makes them about ten times more dangerous than sharks,” says Brent Escott, managing director of Club Direct. “People may worry about being bitten by sharks when visiting Australia, but I would suggest that we’d be better advised not to sit under coconut trees.”
Total number of shark attack deaths in 419 years was only 511!
Between 1990 and 2005, lions have killed more than 560 people in Tanzania alone.
So swim all you want…just don’t go hiking in Tanzania!